Deputies: 29 pounds of cocaine found during Troup County traffic stop

Troup County deputies have arrested three men after they say a traffic stop led to the discovery of dozens of pounds of cocaine.

On Saturday, June 13 at around 2 a.m., a Troup County deputy stopped a 2009 Ford F-150 on Interstate 85 for a reported traffic violation.

Officials say during the stop, the lieutenant "observed behavior consistent with criminal activity" and searched the Ford.

While searching, the law enforcement officer discovered a secret compartment that contained around 29 pounds of cocaine.

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The three occupants of the vehicle, identified as Roberto Pacheco-Diaz, Jose Zarata, and Ramiro Rojas-Zarquin, have been all charged with trafficking cocaine.

All three men are held inside the Troup County Jail with no bond.

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